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CREED II Family Movie Review

CREED II Family Movie Review

By Justin Lozada WHAT'S CREED II ABOUT? Adonis Creed finds himself in the biggest fight in his young boxing career as he squares up against the offspring of a familiar figure. Order it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) The previous film, Creed, had the difficult task of bridging the past to the future. The Rocky franchise is 42 years running and finding ways to keep it fresh and new, while making ...[Read More]

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BLACK PANTHER Family Movie Review

By Lindsi Neilson WHAT’S BLACK PANTHER ABOUT? After his father’s death, T’Challa returns home to Wakanda to be crowned king. When a previously unknown enemy appears and threatens T’Challa’s nation and the world, he must figure out what kind of king he is before the destruction of everything he and his family stand for. Rent or buy it here. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Let’s start things off by talki ...[Read More]

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CREED Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S CREED ABOUT? The son of boxing legend Apollo Creed enlists his late father's rival and best friend, Rocky Balboa, to train him. (It's really about much more than that, but I don't want to spoil it). IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Creed is the first movie of the year that I wanted to go back and see the very next day. It's a solid standalone fil ...[Read More]

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FANTASTIC FOUR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S FANTASTIC FOUR ABOUT? Exposure to energy from another dimension leaves a group of young adults with a variety of superpowers. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: D) To be clear, this is a film about Marvel characters, but it is not a Marvel Studios film. Fox owns the rights, and while the studio gave us the occasionally-brilliant X-Men franchise, it al ...[Read More]

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CHRONICLE Family Movie Review

CHRONICLE REVIEW (GRADE: B+) What if a few teenagers suddenly got superpowers? Not virtuous and heroic teens raised in loving homes like Peter Parker, but average irrational teens that drive recklessly at lunch, get drunk at parties, will do anything on a dare, and are still trying to figure out who they are? This is the premise of Chronicle, a superhero (supervillain?) film that achieves an impre ...[Read More]

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RED TAILS Family Movie Review

  RED TAILS REVIEW (GRADE: C ) I had truly hoped that Red Tails would be spectacular. Heaven knows it had the potential to be: the true story on which it's based (that of the segregated African-American WWII fighter pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen) is loaded with heroism, tragedy, and triumph. Also, George Lucas served as producer while others directed and wrote (as happened in the better films o ...[Read More]